Changing Lives Ministry
Daily Devotional
"grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity."
2 Peter 3:18

Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
03/03/2015, by John Kincaid

Lesson 529: Your Table Awaits


King David wrote Psalm 63 when he was hungry in the wilderness.

Psa.63:1 my soul thirsts for [God]; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psa.63:5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food
David knew that God would meet his needs. And after the hunger, God had a table waiting.
Psa.23:5 You prepare a table before me
The unsaved world says “you only go around once”, so live it up while you can.
Isa.22:13; 1 Cor.15:32 “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”
If this earthly life is all there is, and nothing awaits us except the grave, then the best option is to enjoy every thrill you can find and feed your appetite.
No one knows for sure what lies beyond the grave except Jesus. He has been there, and back. He told us what truly awaits all who follow Him: a table, with a feast He prepared.

Isa.25:6 On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food
Best of all, we won’t be eating alone. Jesus will be with us, as He promised at the Last Supper.
Luke 22:14-16 when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”

About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21

- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work


Changing Lives Ministries
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone: (828) 318-9825

For Further Reading

These authors and books were
helpful in preparing this series:

Bryan Chapell:
   "Holiness by Grace"
Kris Lundgaard:
   "The Enemy Within"
Jerry Bridges:
   "The Pursuit of Holiness",
   "The Practice of Godliness",
   "Respectable Sins",
   "Trusting God",
   "The Discipline of Grace",
   "Transforming Grace"
Warren Wiersbe:
   "Bible Exposition Commentary"
A.W. Tozer:
   "The Pursuit of God", 
   "The Knowledge of the Holy"
J.I. Packer:
   "Rediscovering Holiness"
Russell D. Moore:
   "Tempted and Tried"
Paul Tripp: "Instruments
   in the Redeemer's Hands"
Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp:
   "How People Change"

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Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from: The Holy Bible: English
Standard Version. 2001. Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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